Prince George, September 21, 2016 – Prince George businesses will have the opportunity to become more energy efficient, improve local air quality, increase recycling, and reduce waste thanks to multi-year funding from CN.
CN’s Carbon Reduction Project for Business by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia, has already helped local businesses become more environmentally sustainable, while at the same time saving money. Primary sponsor CN, one of the largest employers in the Prince George area, has committed to funding the program for three more years.
PRINCE GEORGE, BC- The Business Excellence Awards Nominees Luncheon, hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, was held this afternoon at the Coast Inn of the North. The top 4 nominees in each of the 11 award categories were revealed to an audience of more than 300 guests in attendance.
In the coming days, Chamber members will vote for their favourites during an online vote for 10 of the 11 award categories. The Hell Yeah Prince George Ambassador Award will be decided by an open online vote published through the Chamber’s Facebook page. Winners will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala taking place on October 22 at the Prince George Civic Centre at 5:30pm. During today’s luncheon, this year’s gala theme was also revealed as ‘Back to the Awards’ playing off of the Back to the Future movie series.
Details on the individual award criteria can be found here: http://www.pgchamber.bc.ca/events/business-excellence-awards/
Prince George, BC – On July 6, 2016, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and the Prince George Chamber of Commerce signed a partnership agreement to increase community and industry engagement in Prince George. The ITA and Chamber will work together to further engage employers, apprentices, and community members in conversations around skilled trades and increase participation in the apprenticeship system.
Prince George, June 3, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s four policy resolutions were adopted at this week’s BC Chamber of Commerce AGM. The four resolutions put forward by the Prince George Chamber address local business priorities that are also shared by other communities in the province.
Prince George, May 19, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is presenting three resolutions calling for renewed commitment to the forest industry in BC, updates to the BC Brownfield Renewal Strategy, and support for Canada’s small airports, among other recommendations, at the BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 29 – 31 in Kelowna. The local Chamber is sending three delegates to the AGM to participate in the AGM workshops and present the resolutions during policy debate sessions.
Prince George, April 11, 2016 – As post-secondary students across the province wrap up their academic year this month, some UNBC students aren’t taking exams. Instead, students in UNBC’s “Carbon Management: Sustainable Business in a Carbon-Constrained World” are getting schooled in the business of real life. Students from this particular class are busy putting the final touches on their internationally recognized carbon footprint analysis for participating local businesses. Benchmark Automotive, Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum, Joey’s Only, Nancy O’s, Shiraz Café and Restaurant, Staples, Two Rivers Gallery, and Zaffron Cuisine received formal live presentations from the students on their findings.
Prince George, April 1, 2016 – History was made last night during the Prince George Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting held at the Coast Inn of the North. Witnessed by approximately sixty Chamber members in attendance, Cindi Pohl, Account Manager with Waste Management, became the first woman elected for a second term as president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber CEO Christie Ray states, “We are so fortunate to have Cindi remain president for a second term, especially considering the workload and time commitment that an engaged Chamber president contributes to their position. She’s proven to be the right person for the job.” She continues, “It says something, not only about the changing times, but about the evolution of one of our city’s oldest organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, when not only the President is female, but half of the Board positions are filled by women.”
Prince George, March 2, 2016- After successfully hosting four separate Cash Mobs in Prince George over the past year, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce and Hell Yeah Prince George! (HYPG!) are partnering once again this spring on the Cash Mob initiative.
The two organizations are using Facebook to call for nominations from March 3-7, looking for the public’s suggestions on local retail businesses that they believe deserve a boost of consumer support. For the first time in Prince George’s history, a total of three separate businesses from the nomination pool will receive Cash Mobs between March and May, 2016. The rationale behind selecting three businesses instead of one is to encourage greater public participation thereby deepening the nomination pool and increasing the profile of the initiative.
Prince George, February 4 , 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce, along with community partners: the City of Prince George, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), UNBC-Continuing Studies, Hell Yeah Prince George! (HYPG!), BDC and TELUS, will release the third edition of the Top 40 Under 40 magazine at a launch event this evening, thus revealing the complete list of Top 40 finalists to the public.
Prince George, January 8, 2016 – The BC Chamber of Commerce and Prince George Chamber of Commerce are jointly hosting a Business Development Forum that will focus on topics relevant to small and medium businesses serving and supplying the natural resource sector, January 19th, in Prince George.
“Opportunities for small businesses in Northern BC are there for the taking, this forum will provide insights on the current business development opportunities within their reach,” said Jon Garson, president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. “We planned this Northern BC Business Development Forum to coincide with the Premier’s BC Natural Resources Forum because it creates an excellent opportunity to further connect local and regional businesses with major project proponents.”